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It's LONGE people, NOT lunge, and FAZE, not phase! GAK!!!

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  • Originally posted by VCT View Post
    Try searching for "longe" .... you get a lot of long things.
    So you get lunge lines because they are long.


    • Since when are the ad and catalog writers the arbiters of grammar? I realize that the product hyperbole of one the above goes beyond spectacular.
      Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

      Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


      • Originally posted by ILuvmyButtercups View Post

        Isn't it bad enough the slaughter of the english language in general by the clue, and careless, but the folks on here are generally fairly bright, and obviously well educated.

        So, why would any horse person want to teach their horses to LUNGE around them????? Lunging is bad, lunging is out of control horsey madness. Dangerous. To longe a horse is to have him travel around his trainer while on a longe line, in a well controlled manner. This is good.

        A horse who does not spook at flapping things on the trail or elsewhere is un-FAZED. He may be going through a spooky PHASE while young, but when he's over all that silliness later, nothing should faze him at all, hopefully.

        Too much Benadryl.
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        • What about the use of "the"? In America, we say "He is in THE hospital." I have heard the British folks say "He is in hospital."

          WHY do we use "the", but the Brits don't? Is this the only case of the missing "the"? I would love more examples!



          • Why do y'all generally murder the language ?
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            • Originally posted by katarine View Post
              I avoid the issue by riding my horse rather than ____ing it.

              That's my new solution. I'll just ask "well, do you ever l____e him in side reins?"
              Here I was, just cruising through this thread, but when I hit this one, I totally laughed out loud!


              • OK - finally finished reading everything! I can't believe no one has mentioned a total eye bleeder - PROLLY!

                I HATE THAT! It's PROBABLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                • Originally posted by JumpQH View Post
                  OK - finally finished reading everything! I can't believe no one has mentioned a total eye bleeder - PROLLY!

                  I HATE THAT! It's PROBABLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  you are prolly right, we forgot that....
                  alot of people hate that, it needs gone from the english language, like totally yesterday.


                  • Biggest pet peeve ever: the word rode.
                    I RODE my horse today.
                    Not my horse has been RODE. No, your horse has been RIDDEN.


                    • This is great reading!! One of my personal peeves are news casters, reading a 'proof read' report with incorrect grammer.


                      • urm your from america most of you so you prononce things and says things differently and spell them differently
                        like color- here it is colour
                        and say centre line you spelt it center
                        recognise is another you say it recognize
                        different cultures countries lol and the correct word is lunge line and you lunge your horse- or its lungeing your horse

                        to long line is to use two lunge lines


                        • One of my personal peeves are news casters, reading a 'proof read' report with incorrect grammer.

                          Very funny. I see at least three errors there. Thanks for the chuckle.


                          • So here's a psychology question: Why does it bother one so much to see an unexpected word or bit of syntax even when it has no negative effect on comprehension?

                            I just had that nails on chalkboard feeling thanks to happening upon the following quote (altered to protect the accused); "...my stallion and I's first [competition]."

                            An auto-save saved my post.

                            I might be a cylon


                            • there's nothing wrong with 'I rode my horse today'.


                              • Originally posted by Loopy View Post
                                there's nothing wrong with 'I rode my horse today'.
                                Indeed, I rode two horses yesterday, my own horses. I have ridden them many times over the years. And I will ride at least one of them today after work.

                                But when I ride, I will not be 'flatting' or 'clinicking' or 'lessoning.' Gack. I might well be hacking, though. On the horse, that is. The air quality is good in these parts today, so neither the horse nor I will likely engage in respiratory hacking.


                                • I misread Sargentmajors comment, I agree after all


                                  • If this has come up already, I apologize. But when speaking of the parentage of an animal, the proper word for the female parent is 'dam', not 'damn'. Unless, of course, the second is being used in a descriptive manner prior to the first spelling.
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                                    • Since this thread is still going, what's up with calling fetlocks (I presume) "ankles"? There are even "ankle boots" for sale! Craziness. And inaccurate to boot.

                                      Edited to add: More general spelling things that amuse and mildly irritate me are using "deep seeded" instead of "deep seated", "in the throws of" vs "in the throes of" and "mute" point (as already mentioned).


                                      • Originally posted by lorilu View Post
                                        What about the use of "the"? In America, we say "He is in THE hospital." I have heard the British folks say "He is in hospital."

                                        WHY do we use "the", but the Brits don't? Is this the only case of the missing "the"? I would love more examples!
                                        I'll go one further. I've noticed in British writing in the 1800s it's "he stood looking out of window," instead of "out the window" or "out of the window." Haven't seen that in more modern writing.


                                        • Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                          So you get lunge lines because they are long.
                                          You would think so! But no... just mostly get long sleeved shirts
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